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4 Key Areas For Your Management Development

4 Key Areas For Your Management Development As a refresher, consider the four points below for your own Management Development and that of your staff – they will thank you for it! Think about your current levels of knowledge and... Continue Reading →

What Should be in MY Personal Development Plan?

What Should be in MY Personal Development Plan?  The effective manager should have a Personal Development Plan (PDP) that contains the following as a minimum: Key skills:            Communication, IT, Working with others, Application of number, Improving own learning Personal... Continue Reading →

What Does A Successful Manager Look Like?

What Does A Successful Manager Look Like? Managers and Leaders who achieve consistently results follow these patterns: They define themselves precisely what they want to do. They set demanding but not unrealistic time scales in which to do it. They... Continue Reading →

What Management Skills Are Needed In Different Management Jobs?

What Management Skills Are Needed In Different Management Jobs? Supervisors need a lot of technical skill and technical knowledge, a reasonable amount of people skills and relatively fewer conceptual or long-term planning skills. Middle Managers need a roughly even distribution... Continue Reading →

10 Ways To Improve Your Management Style

10 Ways To Improve Your Management Style Give up the following 10 Bad Habits! Excuses Self doubt Fear of Failure Procrastination People Pleasing Fear of Success Negative Thinking Self-talk that limits your creativity and responsiveness Judgement of others Negative people... Continue Reading →

Designing Your Own Management Standards

Designing Your Own Management Standards Every manager, just like every individual on the planet, have their own standards and behaviours. This is something that we develop as our careers grow and as our experiences shape the decisions we make. We... Continue Reading →

Why Am I Unsuccessful?

Why Am I Unsuccessful? We all want to change things and make a difference in our careers but this is not a easy process. The goals we aspire to bring with them lots of challenges that we may not immediately... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Quality Improvements

Monday Morning Quality Improvements Make Monday the day when you consciously change things that are either getting you down or try to refocus in terms of the quality of your outputs. Firstly, identify something that you want to change or... Continue Reading →

How Am I Doing As A Manager?

How Am I Doing As A Manager? We all need some reflection and review on how we are performing in the job but this needs to be done by colleagues that you trust, whose opinions you value and who will... Continue Reading →

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